Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Performing Your Enemy’s Funeral from Rabbi Cahn’s Sapphires
Messiah said “love your enemies”, a seemingly impossible command. How do you love someone who’s against you, or the one you’re against? But if your enemy dies, if your enemy doesn’t exist anymore, then it’s no problem. When somebody dies, it’s customary to give them a funeral. At the funeral, you honor them with an official goodbye, a eulogy. Eulogy means to speak well of someone. That’s why no matter how rotten somebody is, or was, most eulogy speakers speak well of them. Messiah commands us to bless our enemies. The command behind the English word bless is the Greek word eulogeo, from which we get the word eulogy. The key is to deliver your enemies eulogy. When you bless your enemy, you’re delivering their eulogy, because when you bless them, they die. You no longer have an enemy to hate or be afraid of. The enemy is gone and a human being in God’s image remains, whom you must now love, forgive, and minister to. Bless your enemy, because it’s as simple as delivering their eulogy. From Message #440 - The Sunrise Commandment Scripture: 1 Peter 3:9 TODAY'S MISSION - Deliver your enemies’ eulogy by speaking a blessing over their life today. Deliver your enemies’ eulogy by speaking a blessing over their life today.